How to Choose Between Fragrances and Fragrance-Free

March 23, 2018

When facilities choose a fragrance-free option to prevent odor, they are selecting an option that is just as effective as one with fragrance. What matters is that the air care system is one that neutralizes odor instead of simply providing a mask to cover it up. Every building and its occupants are different, so some will require a fragrance-free solution while others will fair better with scents. In the end,…


Bed Bugs 101

March 16, 2018

No one wants to find a family of tiny bugs, roughly the size of apple seeds, in his/her bed. Unfortunately, bed bug infestations have been on the rise since about 2000. One of the reasons for this sudden uptick is the increase in air travel that started in the 1980s; these bugs began to move more as humans did. Now, as there are no signs of travel slowing down and…


Why Good Restrooms Mean Good Business

February 26, 2018

People have strong feelings about restrooms. On average, they take trips 6-8 times per day, which makes it easy for them to become all too familiar with the best and worst qualities of their usual bathrooms, especially when the ones at work or in businesses they visit regularly. Restrooms account for about 5% of building square footage and 50% of the complaints. Despite it being such a physically small portion…


How to Make Your Business More Family-Friendly

February 20, 2018

Parents will go to great lengths to address their babies’ needs wherever they are.   They pack strollers full of toys, bottles, blankets and anything else an infant may need while away from home. There is one thing they have to rely on businesses to provide: a safe place to change and dispose of diapers. While families are out, changing a diaper can be tricky if the facility lacks the resources…


Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Sports and Music Arenas

December 20, 2017

Arenas attract thousands of individuals of all ages for major league sports games, musical acts, and other entertainers. Not only do fans expect to have a great time, they also expect to have their needs accommodated. Besides food, drinks, and parking, attendees also want easy access to clean, modern restrooms. Take Care of Toilets During intermissions, restrooms are bombarded with guests rushing to fit their bathroom breaks in; however, several…


Improve Your Building with Floor Mats

October 27, 2017

Buildings need floor mats in several different locations in order to maintain a safe environment. Falls are the second most common workplace accident and can be caused by many factors such as cluttered walkways, wet or uneven surfaces, distractions, and poor housekeeping practices. Floor mats at entrances and other problem areas can reduce the risk of these mishaps and keep employees and customers within your building safer. Consequences of Slip-and-Fall…


Cockroaches 101

September 15, 2017

One of the worst things that can happen to any business is an infestation, specifically cockroaches. This pest has a well-known, negative reputation that could damage the standing of even the most renowned businesses. A population can thrive in any type of facility that provides them with food, water, and shelter, especially in locations where food preparation occurs. Preventative pest services now can save any business all this trouble down…


Keeping Commercial Kitchens Healthy

August 25, 2017

Everyone who goes out for a meal expects it to be served with clean dishes, glasses, and utensils. While these certainly help food and drinks to look more appetizing, spotless tableware also means the chances of customers contracting foodborne illnesses are lower. Food, especially dairy products, can be difficult to remove from plates and utensils. Even worse, this stuck-on matter can hold in germs and shield them from cleaning products…


Keep Pests Out of College

August 18, 2017

Preventing pest infestations is an effective way for colleges and universities to take care of their students, staff, and facilities. The large numbers of people in and out of buildings, roaming between classes, and living on campus make these institutions hotspots for pests. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), these nuisances are most likely to be found in the following areas: Dorm rooms Classrooms Common areas, such as student…


The Most Common Hotel and Motel Pests

June 16, 2017

The summer weather is drawing people out of their homes and onto vacations, which means hotels and motels need to be ready for the influx of travelers. This requires more than a tidy appearance though. If a customer notices a pest in his/her room, an establishment’s reputation could be ruined. Rodents, cockroaches, houseflies, and bedbugs are the most common problems. Need to Know… Aside from scaring away potential customers, these…